Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sweetheart Soldering

Here are some of my latest soldered items.  I made some sweet "heart" shaped charms, and decided to make some bracelets for a change...

 I made some pretty pink gift boxes to put the bracelets in, leaving the inside blank for a special message from the giver....
 Here are some of my limited edition heart shaped charms....
 The cover of the box, the lid tied with a bow, and topped with a sparkly heart.
 Here a "word" bracelet, Star on the front tiles, and pretty pastel prints on the back. It can be worn on either side....
 I added these beaded necklaces. This one a very cool turquoise, on the back a sentiment. These were fun.
Of course a couple lace heart charms. So there it is my sweet heart charms. What a nice gift for someone special.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kenny Olson Cartel (KOC) - "Up All Night"

Yeah, well it may be Kenny's Cartel, but thats "OUR" son John (a.k.a. The Wolf) rocking the place! Yep that handsome and talented bassist there....

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cards 'n Boxes

I started with this card for my friend Cathy, It's her birthday this weekend and I wanted to make her a card. Thanks to my UK buddy Sarah I agreed to try to keep my resolution and try to do a card a week. This  card I used scraps (part of my UIU pledge) from the recipe book I made our daughter. The stamp is from Art Impressions and is part of their Girlfriend series. Inside it says "Dance like nobody's watching....that can have you committed". I had to make the card a tad larger as the stamp is quite long and better suited to an A7 card. So I made a matching envelope for it.

Then there is this, my A2 box die (Accucut). I decorated the top and made 6 cards for the inside. I will be sending this to Cathy also. After she uses the cards inside, she can use the box to wrap a gift for someone else. Using some Sizzix dies I cut a heart out of chipboard, added seam binding bow, some lace trimmed ribbon, wild Orchid Craft flowers (thanks Sarah), a few odd bits from me stash, and a digital image from  iralamijashop

Inside there are some cards, a couple birthday, and the rest general so she can use them for "just because" reasons, when she needs one. Here a couple more of the Art Impression Girlfriend line, and the boxer one from Custer's Last Stamp (a Michigan company).
Now I happened to have this Box No 13 (Accucut) cut out and sitting around. I thought why not do that up also? I painted it pink, added a frame using my nestabilities, Some WOC flowers, a seam binding bow, a sweet image from iralamijashop and some tiny hearts I glittered with some "Martha". I reduced the image, mounted it on white card stock, trimmed with my postal cut scissors to make a sweetheart gift box.
So here is this weeks installment. Next week, I will really have to try. I have orders for charms that have to happen....but two weeks in a row, and this week 7 cards and two boxes, maybe I should have spaced them out?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Card Challenge

So using some collage sheets from etsy, I made some cards. A couple of Easter and Valentine. 

My friend Sarah  challenged me to make some cards.....

 One of my New Years resolutions is to use what I have.....
 I used my new Jenny Bowlin punch, some nestabilities, WOC flowers (thanks Sarah),
 I used my Crafty Secrets CD and printed some of the papers, some seam binding,
I hope to continue making cards and will try to keep my resolutions.